Putting Infrastructure on Colombia’s Public Policy Map

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Transportation Colombia investing in infrastructure logistics in Colombia MIT CTL President Juan Santos South America transportationIf Colombia is to realize its vast economic potential, the country must improve the efficiency of its freight transportation systems. But the national and regional government agencies responsible for infrastructure planning and construction lack the knowledge required to achieve the required improvements.

Massive Ransomware Attack Requires Supply Chain Risk Manager's Attention

Resilinc

Last week’s Ransomware attack that impacted more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries, crippling industries in Europe, Asia and South America, should have caught the attention of supply chain risk managers.

Trending Sources

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos.

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos.

China 17

4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

Talking Logistics

His leadership responsibilities include marketing strategy, execution, and operations oversight for North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. Businesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; you can check their websites for information regarding dates and locations.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. By 1983, container ships are carrying 12 million TEUs , with trade routes extending to the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. The History of the Shipping Container.

Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.

Elementum

To mitigate the investment and production loss in Tianjin, JLR has planned new production centers in continental Europe and South America. China’s Tianjin port suffered a devastating explosion in August which left many manufacturers, insurers and shipping supply chains crippled.

5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Ford has been around for 100 years and the five main regions of the company (North and South America, Asia, Europe and Middle/Eastern Africa) grew up individually.

Air Freight Frenzy: Freight Rate Update W49

Freightos

I’ve seen forwarders paying more than 18€ per kg (over $20/kg) for Europe to South America, and even one offer around 30€ per kg. Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Air Freight Frenzy: Freight Rate Update Wk 49.

Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

Talking Logistics

Jim Tompkins , CEO of Tompkins International, E-Commerce Trends : Tompkins highlighted various e-commerce trends and stats in Mexico, including the fact that Mexico is the second largest e-commerce market in South America behind Brazil.

The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

As reported by the BBC: Prosecutors say a Dutch-based trafficking group hid cocaine and heroin among legitimate cargoes, including timber and bananas shipped in containers from South America. “FedEx and UPS have ground to a complete standstill today due to what they say is a virus in their logistics shipping software…blaming the hacking group Anonymous after they declared their intention to punish shipping companies for halting shipments of flu vaccines into China.

Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update W51

Freightos

Last week, we saw Hong Kong to Europe going for $21/kg, and Europe to South America at $26/kg. Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update Wk 51.

Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

Talking Logistics

29, 2014): By year’s end, chief executives at all of America’s Fortune 500 companies should get a letter signed by the president of the American Bar Association. companies liable for child labor, slavery, human trafficking and dangerous working conditions among their suppliers, the risks to corporate brands grows by the day, said Chris Johnson, the former general counsel of General Motors North America who heads the ABA business section’s supply-chain initiative.

The Cloud Technology Opportunity for Logistics Service Providers

Talking Logistics

He held several executive positions with the company in Asia, North and South America. Supply chain technology is becoming mission-critical for global companies. One reason for this is that companies are outsourcing more, in order to raise profitability. 86% of logistics service providers (LSPs) said their shippers increased outsourcing this year over last, according to a recent Capgemini survey.

How Much Can We Learn from the Last Super El Niño?

Elementum

A strong El Niño can cause drought in Australia, Southeast Asia, and South America—while inundating North America with rain. That storm was considered one of the more extreme events in North America, and it’s estimated that more than US $2.8B

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Robinson’s TMC Division Enters South American Marketplace. With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here. Unless you’re talking about ice dams, of course, and how water is dripping into your house, which is what I’m dealing with at the moment.

Cuba 52

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?

Elementum

But they also have a deal with a lithium mine in Mexico , and there are many lithium sources located in Central and South America. The answer is… transportation.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order. Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico. Even North America and Europe, which are well-established markets, have plenty of room for growth.

Why Global Trade Agreements must be part of your supply chain planning: Guest Post by Tim Barnes

NC State SCRC

Let’s look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as an example, where 12 countries around the Pacific Rim have signed an all-inclusive deal that excludes China, Korea and India, and promotes trade between critical nations in South East Asia, North and South America, South Pacific and Japan. Today’s guest blog is posted by Timothy Barnes, who I met through the SCRC.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. By 1983, container ships are carrying 12 million TEUs , with trade routes extending to the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. In 2014, the shipping ports of America received $1.73 Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry.

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update W1

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update Wk 1. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos.

Reefers Gain Momentum, Especially in Georgia

DAT Solutions

The surprise was a spike in off-season volume out of Miami, which may be partly due to imports arriving by sea from South America. Georgia beat out Texas to become the number-one state for reefer loads last week, with California as a distant third.

Monsanto Global Crop Protection Division implements end-to-end supply chain visibility

Supply Chain Movement

The solution is now also being rolled out to Monsanto Crop Protection sites in South America and Asia. Monsanto, an agriculture company, has completed the first phase in the global rollout of the integrated OMP Plus platform for operational planning and scheduling in the Crop Protection Division. This was announced by OM Partners on 28 August 2014. This phase included Crop Protection sites in Europe and the USA and delivered a view of global demand, plan and inventory.

E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries

Elementum

We examine the benefits and obstacles to e-commerce in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. E-commerce is expanding at lightning speed. Consumers around the world are expected to spend around U.S. 1.672 trillion online this year—about 7.3%

Trust Drives Virtual Team Performance

Supply Chain @ MIT

Twenty student teams from four SCALE centers in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America took part in a competition called the 2013 SCALE Challenge. Face time. Virtual teams benefit from opportunities to meet colleagues in person.

eft Weekly Newsletter 12th March 2015

EFT

To meet the growing demand for project cargo services in South America, Yusen Logistics Do Brasil Ltda. Bailey Named Chief Strategy Officer of Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. DHL invests S$140M to build South Asia Hub.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

Kewill

For example, the pharmaceutical industry, which has several products requiring a temperature controlled environment, presents a large opportunity for growth in air freight given that generic products are routinely produced in developing economies such as India and South America and shipped worldwide.

Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

Consumption, especially of ‘luxury’ products such as coffee, tea and chocolate, is expected to increase substantially, in particular in the emerging economies in the Far East, South America and parts of Africa.

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain

Elementum

The widespread active outbreaks has been increasing in South America and in Caribbean island countries, with cases of sporadic transmission reported in the Philippines and Thailand.

9th Annual Hi-Tech Supply Chain Summit USA

EFT

Is Coming: The IoT, machine learning, virtual reality, and augmented reality are driving us towards full automation, streamlining key processes, speeding up response times and ultimately increasing output Demand-Driven Manufacturing: The new manufacturing ecosystem is demand driven, built to order, and customer c Entire Month Duration: No Region: South America

Asia, better brace yourself for Usagi! He’s not in a good mood…

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, in addition to Southeast Asia, the US company might consider a second manufacturing contract with a company in Ireland, Eastern Europe or South America — wherever the cost per unit is affordable and climate vulnerability may be less intensive.

How Much is China's Market Crash Changing Manufacturing?

Elementum

China is a huge consumer of raw materials —54 percent of the world’s aluminum, 48 percent of copper, and 45 percent of all steel—and many of those metals are imported from developing countries in Africa and South America. South Africa, a country rich in coal and iron ore, has seen an economic downturn as China reduces its imports, causing mining production to fall 6.8

Reflections on Hard Hats and Safety Shoes…

Supply Chain Shaman

When the added costs of transportation and inventory working capital impacts are added, there is a solid logic to bringing manufacturing back to North America. Mexico has become more attractive, and many companies are looking at alternative sourcing in Latin and South America. Manufacturing teams used to manage the supply chain group. Today, in most organizations, the supply chain team manages manufacturing.

Air Freight Hits Capacity. Ocean Rates Still Falling: Freight Rate Update W48

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Air Freight Hits Capacity. Ocean Rates Still Falling. Freight Rate Update Wk 48. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Air Freight Hits Capacity. Ocean Rates Still Falling.

5 OTR Trends – 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

Nearshoring is also expected to occur, as less-specialized manufacturing is likely to end up in Mexican and South American manufacturing sites. Freight patterns are expected to flow more upwards through Texas from Mexico and Atlantic-Coast ports servicing South America (e.g.,

Ocean Rates Down 42% From Nov. 2016: Freight Rate Update W47

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Ocean Rates Down 42% From Nov. Freight Rate Update Wk 47. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. The Biggest Gap On Last Year’s Ocean Prices So Far This Year.

Get Ready for La Niña, With Snowy Winter in the Northern U.S.

DAT Solutions

When there is no El Niño or La Niña, the normal weather pattern features surface winds along the equator that move warm water from South America to the west, towards New Zealand and Indonesia. – Dry in the South, Wet in Northwest and Midwest.

Robert Walters 2017 Global Salary Survey Trends

Supply Chain 24/7

Sürdürülebilirlik kar??l???n? veriyor – Sustainability pays off

Supply Chain Movement

Consumption, especially of ‘luxury’ products such as coffee, tea and chocolate, is expected to increase substantially, in particular in the emerging economies in the Far East, South America and parts of Africa. Kakao ve palm ya?? zincirleri genellikle ay?rt rt edilmiyor.